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EMSL's Atlanta, Georgia Lab Receives AIHA EMLAP Accreditation; Top laboratory raises the bar when it comes to analytical quality amongst environmental laboratories.

ATLANTA, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- EMSL Analytical, the largest network of indoor air quality testing laboratories in the nation, announced its Atlanta, Georgia laboratory has just received the esteemed AIHA EMLAP Accreditation for environmental microbiology analyses. The Accreditation of this facility marks EMSL as the exclusive laboratory in the nation to currently operate eight AIHA EMLAP Accredited laboratories, and seven AIHA ELLAP Accredited lead laboratories.

"With so many changes in recent history related to analytical laboratories, it is increasingly important that EMSL communicate our diamond standard when it comes to quality analysis, and the methodologies practiced to deliver quality reporting," states Leslie Boggs, National Director of Marketing & Public Relations for EMSL.

"We will always strive to raise the bar when it comes to analytical quality amongst environmental laboratories. One of the ways we do this is by seeking out top scientists like Rick Billups, who runs the microbiology department at our Atlanta lab," said Leslie Boggs in closing.

When a laboratory is EMLAP Accredited by AIHA, its clients have assurance that the laboratory has met a defined set of performance standards, including personnel qualifications, proficiency under the Environmental Microbiology Proficiency Analytical Testing (EMPAT) program, facilities, quality assurance, records, analytical methods, and laboratory operation procedures (SOPs). Additionally, AIHA accreditation insures that the laboratory is compliant with ISO 17025 policies and procedures.

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical operates 23 laboratories throughout the nation with full- service analytical services including mold, bacteria, asbestos, lead, indoor allergens, mycotoxins, endotoxins, DNA based polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, indoor air quality, industrial hygiene, environmental chemistry, forensic, failure, materials, and mechanical testing services. In addition to laboratory testing services, the firm provides mold management seminars, free IAQ seminars and free sampling workshops at various locations throughout the country.

EMSL Analytical currently holds accreditation's with the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the AIHA Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation Program (EMLAP), the AIHA Environmental Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELLAP), the AIHA Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Accreditation Program (IHLAP), the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP), the New York Department of Health (NYDOH), TX DOH and various other state, federal and private accrediting bodies. The labs are also successful participants in AIHA's Proficiency Analytical Testing (PAT), Environmental Lead Proficiency Analytical Testing (ELPAT), and the Environmental Mold Proficiency Analytical Testing (EMPAT) programs. It maintains a rigorous in-house QA/QC program to ensure our clients are receiving the most accurate and legally defensible results possible.

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